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  • Baltimore longshoremen still at loggerheads with shippers over labor contract and lawsuit

    Baltimore longshoremen still at loggerheads with shippers over labor contract and lawsuit
    TheĀ federal lawsuit brought last summer against Baltimore'sĀ Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association by the shippers' groups United States Maritime Alliance (USMA) and the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore (STA), seeking payment of...
  • Amid protests, DPW selects efficiency consultant for water-treatment facilities

    Amid protests, DPW selects efficiency consultant for water-treatment facilities
    The Department of Public Works selected PA Consulting, a London-based company, to conduct a $500,000 "efficiency study" of the city's water treatment facilities. Normally such a small contract, which is not yet finalized, would not rate any ink, but...
  • Jimmy John's workers fight for a union

    Jimmy John's workers fight for a union
    On Sunday, Oct. 19, as Ravens fans meandered around the chilly Inner Harbor in advance of the game set to begin later that afternoon, about two dozen workers and community supporters formed a picket line outside the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop on...
  • It Takes a Village: Educators, unions rally for continued funding of community schools

    It Takes a Village: Educators, unions rally for continued funding of community schools
    Administrators, teachers, union organizers, community leaders, politicians, and students—including cheerleading squads and step teams—were among those gathered in front of City Hall on Oct. 21 to sing the praises of community schools, some...
  • The WYPR union effort is dead

    The WYPR union effort is dead
    Workers at the NPR-affiliated public radio station WYPR have failed to form a labor union. Last week the National Labor Relations Board ruled against several challenges union organizers made to the makeup of the bargaining unit, and that left the union...
  • WYPR management hires union-busting law firm to quash union efforts

    WYPR management hires union-busting law firm to quash union efforts
    Workers at the NPR-affiliated radio station WYPR are raising questions about the station’s policies in the wake of their failure to form a labor union. At the forefront: How does a station underwriter become an “employee” under labor...
  • Occupy the Past

    Occupy the Past
    William Barry was a union organizer for over 20 years. Then, in his words, he “went bad—got married and had kids.” He stayed at home to raise those kids for five years and subsequently landed a spot as the director of labor studies at...
  • Best Union Fail

    It certainly was a high-profile move, the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 333 declaring a stevedore’s strike that paralyzed shipping at two Port of Baltimore marine terminals for a few days last fall. But it backfired...
  • Best Unheralded Death

    A feared and respected construction union boss in the 1960s, Guido Iozzi got “jammed up,” as they say, after ordering a hit on a union leader who crossed his picket line. Two murders ensued, followed by witness recantations and before long...
  • Local 44 files labor complaint against Convention Center and city

    Today we were delivered a copy of an unfair labor practice complaint, filed by the Baltimore Municipal Employees Union, Local 44, against the Baltimore Convention Center, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. The complaint, filed June 11, charges Baltimore...
  • Happy Class War Day

    Clinton-era Labor Secretary Robert Reich published a lament yesterday on the New York Times op-ed page, noting the huge unemployment rate and the long-term erosion of regular folks' wages: What families didn't receive in wage increases they made up for in...
  • Judges Ordered to Stop Deciding Disability Cases So Managers Can Get Bonuses

    On a normal day, Administrative Law Judges working on disability cases for the Social Security Administration dispose of 3,000 cases. On Monday, Sept. 26, they adjudicated only 230, according to this excellent piece in today's Wall Street Journal. Why the...